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Call out for lead Irish artist on circus and 10 early career Irish artists / hip hop for 2018 Circus250 project | Cork Midsummer Festival - EUROPE

Call out for lead Irish artist on circus and 10 early career Irish artists / hip hop for 2018 Circus250 project  | Cork Midsummer Festival - EUROPE

Deadline | 21st August 2017 |  EUROPE

Cork Midsummer Festival is seeking an Irish based lead artist to take part in an exciting international Circus250 circus hip hop project.


Additional Info

  • Telephone: +353 (0)21 421 5159
  • Location: Europe
  • When: 2018
  • Deadline: Monday, 21 August 2017
  • Opportunity Name: Call out for lead Irish artist on Circus250 circus / hip hop artist for 2018 | EUROPE
  • Type: Call Outs
  • Description:


    A successful bid to Creative Europe means we’re delighted to announce that a partnership between Crying Out Loud (lead partner), Far From The Norm, Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde, Cork Midsummer Festival and Subtopia will deliver an international circus hip hop project for Circus250the anniversary of the birth of the modern day circus by Philip Astley – in 2018.

    Talented hip hop and circus artists will work with early career artists in four countries to devise and perform shows that explore the connections between multi-cultural Europe through the lens of football.

    . One highly skilled Irish circus artist will be selected to work alongside other circus artists with the Far From the Norm team on a circus and hip hop production that will tour to all 4 countries, receiving mentorship from circus artist Gaëtan Levêque of the AOC Collective.

    . Up to 10 early career Irish circus and hip hop artists will benefit from local workshops and residencies under the leadership of award winning choreographer Botis Seva from Far From the Norm, Gaëtan Levêque of the AOC Collective and the Lead Artist from each country.

    . A version of this ensemble production will be developed for Cork Midsummer Festival in June 2018, integrating the different skills of the Irish artists and exploring the work’s themes specifically to Ireland.


    Collectif AOC

    Collectif AOC

    far frm the norms

    Far From the Norm.


    Who can apply?

    At least 3-4 years post-training professional experience in portable circus skills such as acrobatics, Cyr wheel, Chinese pole, Teeterboard, juggling.

    - And/or a strong interest and experience in hip hop, B-boying or parkour.

    - Artists should have a strong sense of rhythm & musical interpretation within their craft.

    - Must have experience of working as a team, we are looking for a natural collaborator.

    - Proven track record in running workshops.

    - Available for research, residencies and performances in all countries (see schedule below).

    - Live in Ireland as your main residence.Please note: Aerial artists are not eligible for this project.

    This is a paid opportunity.
    We value diversity and we want to represent the wide range of individuals living in these four countries.


    13 - 24 November 2017 - Paris Research and Development

    21 Jan until 2 February 2018 - Stockholm Research and Development

    9 - 22 April 2018 - Stockholm final residency and show

    May 2018 - 3 workshops for emerging local artists

    6 - 17 June 2018 - Cork final residency and show

    17 - 29 July 2018 - London final residency and show

    10 - 23 September 2018 - Paris final residency and show

    Fees, travel, per diems and accommodation will be paid for the selected artist.

    More information here.


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